Ready to dazzle your friends with your new braces-free smile? Whether you’ve just got your braces on, or you’ve had them on for years, one question looms larger than any other: when will I be finished with my braces, and what should I expect at my last appointment? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when planning for your braces removal.
- Keep ‘em clean! Keep your teeth clean throughout your orthodontic treatment. This includes brushing several times per day, flossing, and going to the dentist for regular check-ups. Once the braces come off, bad hygiene habits can create stained teeth or cavities, which will definitely decrease the sparkle of newly straightened teeth. If you are lazy about brushing or flossing, you are also more likely to develop bad breath (or a condition sometimes called “braces breath